Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
This simple sandwich makes the perfect lunch or afternoon snack. From Williams-Sonoma Cooking with Kids;Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Fun Food, by Stephanie Rosenbaum (Simon & Schuster, 2006).
- 2 tablespoons whipped cream cheese
- 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 granny smith apple
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter (preferably all-natural)
- 2 slices sandwich bread
- Mash it together.
- Be sure an adult is nearby to help.
- Put the cream cheese, vanilla and honey in a bowl. Using a fork, mash together until smooth. This could take a minute or two.
- Slice the apple.
- Ask an adult to help you now. Put the apple on its side on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, cut the apple in half lengthwise. Then cut each half in half again to make quarters.
- Lay each quarter on its side and cut away the tough, papery core and seeds.
- Cut each apple quarter lengthwise into thin slices.
- Spread the bread.
- Using a table knife, spread the peanut butter on one slice of bread. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the second slice of bread.
- Build the sandwich.
- Cover the peanut butter with a layer of apple slices, and top with the second bread slice, cream cheese side down. (If you have extra apple slices, serve them alongside the sandwich.)
- Press down lightly. Cut the sandwich in half or into quarters with the sharp knife and serve immediately. Makes 1 sandwich.
Well, I grew up on Peanut butter and apple or banana sandwiches. A lunch staple that i passed on to my kids. They're great. Still like them today--use whole wheat or sourdough bread. What I don't do is add all the other stuff. the fruit is enough to sweeten the pb. Varying the bread adds variety. all the other stuff does is add unneeded calories. But thanks for the reminder of childhood that I do revisit several times a month. esp in the fall and winter. Judy in WA
Cute sandwich idea! Sweetened cream cheese is really tasty with the apples. Not too popular with my kids, but other less picky eaters would love it I'm sure. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for PAC Fall 2008
A kid friendly recipe which is simple and delicious! All of the flavors together make a nice lunch sandwich. I will have this again! Thanks for this recipe. Prepared as a participant in Spring 2008 PAC Event.